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The University of California Libraries and Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) have concluded a ground-breaking experimental agreement to support open-access publishing by UC authors. The arrangement is part of the journals license negotiated by the California Digital Library on behalf of the ten campuses of the University of California.
the terms of the agreement, articles by UC-affiliated authors accepted
for publication in a Springer journal beginning in 2009 will be
published using Springer Open Choice
with full and immediate open access. There will be no separate
per-article charges, since costs have been factored into the overall
license. Articles will be released under a license compatible with the Creative Commons
license. In addition to access via the Springer platform, final
published articles will also be deposited in the California Digital
Library’s eScholarship Repository.
The University of California-Springer agreement is the first
large-scale open access experiment of its type undertaken with a major
commercial publisher in North America.
If you have any questions or comments about this agreement, please contact Donald A. Barclay, Deputy University Librarian (209.201.9724).